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Bird Watchers Needed Locally for National Audubon Society

If you like watching birds, the National Audubon Society could use you. The Society is looking for people locally to assist them with their 115th annual Christmas Bird Count. The count is set for Saturday, December 20.  

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Chung Sung-Jun , Getty Images

Finally, A Hospital Gown That Covers Your #@*(&^%

I was reading the Saturday edition of the Quincy Herald Whig and came across a story about hospital gowns. Apparently, a Detroit based health system has come up with  a new hospital gown. Now, before you go off thinking that this story is not what it is "cracked" up to be, think about how long people have been complaining that the hospital gown they are wearing fails to provide "rear coverage" (sounds like a football term doesn't it?).

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

What Are The Most Popular Jobs in The Tri-States?

Parade Magazine came out in Sunday's Quincy Herald-Whig with a story listing the most popular jobs in all 50 states.

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Craig Redmound, Getty Images
Craig Redmound, Getty Images

Does Your Favorite Ice Cream Match Your State’s Favorite Flavor?

July is National Ice Cream Month, which was established in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. For the past 30 years, we have been enjoying our ice cream, especially during the heat of the summertime. Yesterday in Parade Magazine, there was a story about each of the 50 states having their own favorite kinds of ice cream. 

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Panda Express Construction Appears to be Underway

It looks like construction has begun in the Shopko parking lot at 3200 Broadway in Quincy to build a Panda Express restaurant. Workers were seen digging in an enclosed area in the northwest corner of the parking lot today.

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Quincy Senior High School - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Public Schools Asking for Public’s Input for Their Master Plan

The Quincy Public School Superintendent, Steven Cobb, has established a Steering Committee to develop a district wide improvement master plan.  It is a comprehensive plan that is looking for public input and as a result they are conducting a 6 question survey for you to fill out.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Have You Ever Wanted to Take the SAT Test Again? Here’s Your Chance

I was reading the Sunday Quincy Herald Whig a couple of weeks ago and in the Parade Magazine there was a question of "Could You Ace the SAT?"  The small article stated that there was a site to go on line and try my hand at 10 SAT questions. I am one to never miss an opportunity to see how I would do, so I headed to that site.

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Coach Sean Taylor
Jeff Dorsey

Quincy School Board Fires QHS Basketball Coach Sean Taylor

The employment of Sean Taylor as head basketball coach of the Quincy Senior High Blue Devils came to an end this morning. The Quincy School Board voted to remove him, according to Quincy Herald-Whig. School Board President Stephanie Erwin made the announcement after the board voted 6 to nothing to remove Taylor from his basketball position.

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James Green, Getty Images

Camp Callahan to Benefit from Blues Concert This Saturday

Ralph McReynolds, Vice President of Camp Callahan's Board of Directors, will be celebrating his 50th birthday this weekend. Most people would mark the occasion with a party with cake and ice cream but not Ralph.

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Quincy Herald Whig, Jeff Dorsey
Quincy Herald Whig, Jeff Dorsey

Quincy Herald Whig Front Page Says it All…’Meth Mess’

Yesterday was such a beautiful day for January.  The January thaw came early as the temperatures rose to nearly 60 degrees.  This, one week to the day when temperatures were around 15 below zero.  I went out to get my paper on the front step and I could hear birds chirping, the sun was shining and the temperatures were warming. It was such a nice start to a Sunday morning.  Life was good! That all ended when I opened my Sunday Quincy Herald Whig and on the front page are the mug shots of 53 people arrested last year for methamphetamine related incidents. 

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